Garfish Crows Nest

4.4
393 Reviews
$41 to $100
Seafood
Situated in the heart of Crows Nest, our lower north shore restaurant has a distinct cafe feel. Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner, a place to escape the office or somewhere to meet up with friends, relax, sit back and enjoy the buzz of surrounding Crows Nest while you enjoy Australian seafood at its best.

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day with Live Entertainment

    A$100.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2021 only

    3 course set menu with a glass of prosecco on arrival with live entertainment by Ben Provest. 2 hour seating per table. No kids menu on offer.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 393 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Localdiner08
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Busy, friendly, good food but service very slow to start. Waited quite a while to order a pre dinner drink. Just could not get anyone to notice us! But once that happened service improved greatly.

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Casperd
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The linguini was sour and unpleasant and the fish in the fish pie was so dry. The single brocollini inside the pie was not cut so it was difficult to eat. There was nothing else in the filling. Nice pastry tho. The pasta itself seemed to be house made so that was the only pleasant thing about the dish.

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StephanieA
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Ambience with a fresh fish menu that doesn’t disappoint. Also happy to help celebrate a special birthday 🥳

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Stephanie! We do love a good celebration. :) Look forward seeing you again soon.

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BridgetV
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous dinner for mum’s birthday. Everything was outstanding! Really love Garfish!

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Meritorious
9 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at an outside table. Great selection of fish and other dishes. I had the grilled Dory which was excellent. Slight disappointment that the side of baby spinach leaves with beetroot and goats cheese didn’t have dressing. Impeccable service. Great to dine at a restaurant where you can talk without needing to shout. Will definitely be back here.

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback! Apologies that our lovely citrus and hazelnut dressing was left out of your salad - please don't hesitate to let us know next time. Your comments on the great service has been passed on to the wait staff looking after you. Thank you again - really appreciate it.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very relaxing evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our NY Eve dinner very much except for a slight hiccup in ordering - my wife wanted a medium steak but was told “Chef” will only cook medium rare or well done due the special event which was disappointing considering the cost . She ended up ordering something else which was fine but......

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SarahH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My partner and I booked a table for an early dinner on New Year’s Eve. Was a 3 course set menu with complementary bubbles in arrival. Staff were amazing, food was delicious and the live music was outstanding! As always, I will be returning soon!

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JimP
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great lunch, food very good as always. Thoroughly enjoyed everything.

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LaurieS
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very rare to find such good service. Food also amazing. Highly recommend.

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Glen
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Crows Nest. Odd location but a great menu and totally worth the visit.

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Lily
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our first waiter did not communicate well and her demeanor seemed like she wanted to be somewhere else.

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MyReview
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Boring, average, overpriced food. Salads served with seafood were basic and small. Piece of fish tiny and dry. No sauces offered, just a basic meal could do better at home.

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Sussan
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Expensive, small portion, not many main dish options. outdoor seats are basically on the street. Booked 4wks prior but allocated us just outside near the doorway although many other seats were available. The waitress was very rude. Main dishes didn’t come with any vegi so ordered salad on top. Very small portion boring green oily salad it was. Linguine was really disappointing. Couldn’t find any crab meat. Dessert were ok. Wine suggestion was good. I don’t think I will visit there again.

Garfish Crows Nest
Responded on December 20, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm very sorry you didn't experience the quality of service on which we pride ourselves here at Garfish. We always aim to provide the best service around, and clearly we have missed the mark here. If you would like to contact the restaurant we'd love to have a chat!

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DeborahT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The six of us had a lovely meal on Sunday lunchtime. Our waitress was excellent .
All fish was beautifully cooked and everyone loved their entrees and mains. Perhaps they didn't love their desserts but everything else was fantastic. I chose the affogato which was perfect...but of course there is little to go wrong with an affogato.
Reasonably priced also.

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BruceS
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great selection of delicious entrees. The mixed oyster plate is a favourite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Parking close by

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JohnB
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lunch on 6 December was the fourth time I've been to been to Garfish Crows Nest in the last 12 months. On each occasion, the food has been superb. The service has ranged from very good to excellent. Only (very slight) criticism is that when crowded, the ambient noise can make it a little difficult to hear others at the table.
Overall, can't recommend highly enough.

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JohnL
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food as always excellent and wine list gives plenty of choices to suit all pockets. The bugs were something special.

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LucyB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

no aircon on a 40+ degree day in SYD was had to enjoy our meal.

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OysterSnob
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very good quality of food and reasonable value beverage
Recommended for a small group booking only

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FoodSurgeon
London
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food music a little loud for conversation but another great experience

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JoanneB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and Service were very good. The ability to sit outside and enjoy the weather was extremely enjoyable.

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jvvail
Sydney / NSW
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always perfectly cooked fish. Really pleasant environment. Handy to locals on the North Shore

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ALERTS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had great food and all round good experience!

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AlexP
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had to ask for lemon wedges and the fish was a little dry

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AlanB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sole whole fish was great as well as the barramundi fillet

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JennyHM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Garfish Crows Nest a few times and have never been disappointed. The food and service has always been outstanding.

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fionab
Sydney / NSW
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice menu with some innovative dishes,fish cooked beautifully.

Hadn't been here for a little while so was nice to be reminded why we like it so much. Won't be so long between visits next time.

Staff in general were pleasant,bit of attitude from one or two which was definitely unnecessary and unwarranted as we are not difficult or demanding clients.

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Haif
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch, food was great, service was outstanding, definitely visit again.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and the prawns in particular were spectacular however ebryone loved their meals and were envious of others choices.

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DavidL
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We have several times before. Previously we found the food much better than last visit. The dishes we had were all bland and overpriced. The wine list whilst fairly comprehensive was over priced

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SueO
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service - reliably good

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JenT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great lower north shore option for dinner. The service was very professional and helpful. The menu is obviously seafood focussed and all our meals were great.

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jeffp
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good food, prices are up & no more BYO (sad).

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MartinL
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Started with some great cocktails like whisky sour. Loved the snapper pie.

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Roseville25
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good restaurant that could be better. Used to be better food at prices not cheap, now it all feels very much like a cafeteria.

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PeterN
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food, location and service was great, we'll be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Side dishes were a bit late after main meal had arrived, but other than that the service was very good.

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PeterN
Sydney / NSW
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The seafood is superb with good serve and reasonable price

FAQs

Garfish Crows Nest offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 9966 0445.

Garfish Crows Nest is rated 4.4 stars by 393 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.